On October 2, 2017, the ArmEnic’s Office conducted its first methodology test for the Refugee Qualification Passports. The testing was carried out on the basis of a previously developed methodology and was conducted by the representatives of the Armenian ENIC-NARIC and Norwegian (NOKUT) centers. The test mainly involved Syrian-Armenian refugees whose education or documentation was either missing or partially missing. At the end of the test, two out of four Syrian-Armenians were given qualification passports, as the others were unable to submit sufficiently approved qualifications.
The Refugee Qualification Passport is a document on higher education assessment and is based on submitted educational documents and a structured interview. The qualification passport is intended for people (refugees), who cannot fully document their education and qualifications. The passport provides information about the person’s education, work experience, and language skills and is intended to promote integration, in particular giving them the ability to continue education and transition to work.